Research projects

The title of the project, the targeted research area, the hosting institutions and a short presentation of the project are detailed.

Selection deadlines Project descriptions
2012  Erasmus Mundus (Cohort 3) Click here
2011 Additional Grants (Cohort 2 AG) Click here
2011 Erasmus Mundus (Cohort 2) Click here
2010 Additional Grants (Cohort 1 AG) Click here
2010 Erasmus Mundus (Cohort 1) Click here

In the following a few examples are listed.

 

ICE PhD Projects - Examples

Ambulatory Mobility Characterization using Inertial Body Sensors for Therapeutic
(Assistive Technologies)

 

UPC - Barcelona (ES)

UNIGE - Genoa (IT)

The main purpose of the proposal is basic research in ambulatory monitoring and characterization of people’s movement. In general, the proposal aims to identify and discriminate the different types or patterns of movement that a person performs in the course of their daily activity such as walking, sitting, lying down, getting up, going up and down stairs, etc.. to be able to assess changes in patterns of motion or activity that may occur after interventions or incidences affecting mobility. More detailedly, the proposal aims to (1) detect alterations in thegait and balance of elderly people or people suffering from chronic diseases that affect mobility, e.g. Parkinson's patients, and (2) assess the progress in recovery of people who have had surgery for pathologies that affect their mobility such as surgery of the knee, hip or back.

Distributed and adaptive signal processing for cognitive environments (Networked Embedded Systems)

 

UNIKLU - Klagenfurt (AT)

QMUL - London (UK)

In sensor networks typically constraints are imposed on the communication capabilities between nodes. This project aims at investigating distributed adaptive algorithms, which support to collectively estimate the state of a dynamic system from the measurements conducted by a number of sensors under certain rate and/or communication performance constraints. The quality of different algorithmic approaches shall be compared with the help of analytical investigations and numerical simulations, and shall additionally be verified by building a prototype system.

3D Virtual Environments (People Inspired Technologies)

UNIGE - Genoa (IT)

TU/e - Eindhoven (NL)

Building 3D virtual environments for the simulation, training and testing of intelligent systems relying on distributed sensor networks. Applications in the field of security, education and health-care

Automatic Modelling of Users’ Mental Models  (Designed Intelligence)

 

TU/e - Eindhoven (NL)

UPC - Barcelona (ES)

This project focuses on computer-based generation of mental models, based on summaries of sequential data to assess the user’s task and product related knowledge structure. The main aim of this project is the further development of AMME to analyse most of the available logfile information to support the development of a reliable and valid construction of a diagnostic schema for usability problems. The aims of this project are twofold: (1) to develop a tool that can assess automatically the users’ knowledge in a reliable and valid manner, and (2) to develop a tool that can support the diagnosis of usability problems.

Object identification in multi-camera systems (Multi-sensor Surveillance)

 

QMUL - London (UK)

UNIKLU - Klagenfurt (AT)

An important pattern recognition problem is matching objects across multiple overlapping and non-overlapping views. This project will aim at identifying and matching objects across cameras observing a wide area scene from different viewpoints and from different locations. The research will consist in investigating appropriate camera calibration and pattern recognition algorithms. The latter will include matching objects such as people or vehicles that are partially visible or at varying distances. Real-world CCTV footage will be used to develop, train and test the algorithms.